The Sparkly Mom

I choose to be a Sparkly Mom! I was at the grocery store last week, one that I go to regularly, with my husband and children. The cashier knows who I am, always asks how the family is doing which is why she threw me off last week with a comment.

She said that I looked single…

At first I was a bit shocked, I think she realized that and immediately said she knew I was not and mentioned my husband and kids, but just that I looked single. I’m not exactly sure what she meant by her comment but I do think that she didn’t have the words to voice what she thought at the time.

So now I have thought about this for a whole week… I know the comment was meant as a compliment, at least the is how I am taking it. Which brings me back to why I call this post The Sparkly Mom. There is that “mommy style” of yoga pants, pony tails and bare minimum to no makeup, I did it for years. The Sparkly Mom is the one that takes some time for herself. She gives herself permission to have a shower, do her hair, her makeup, wear some jewellery. She doesn’t do this all the time, and she doesn’t get all dolled up every time but she takes the time for her. She takes the time to make herself sparkle. Let’s also note that sparkling comes from within, when you take care of your outside your inside beams.

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When I started blogging I really challenged myself to get back to who I was before kids. I am back to loving to take the time to get dressed in the morning, to play with my makeup, shoes, handbags and jewels. It’s something that I have really been doing just for me. I work from home so it really truly is just for me… and maybe a bit for my husband, let’s be real.

I feel like I have stepped into the “Sparkly Mom” personality. I’ll always be a mom but that doesn’t mean that I can’t be stylish, confident and happy with myself on the inside and out. So when I think about her comment I am no longer confused because I really feel like what she was trying to say is that I am a “Sparkly Mom” which makes me smile because what I see and feel on the inside is matching what is on the outside.

Do you feel like a sparkly mom? And what is your best tip to being a sparkly mom?
xo Jen

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3 Comments on The Sparkly Mom

  1. Helena Marz
    February 27, 2017 at 6:02 pm (2 years ago)

    That was an interesting read! I am not a mother but I totally agree what you said on the blog “just because you are a mom doesn’t mean you can’t look stylish and wear make up”. I know if I was a mother I would always want to be who I was before kids because if I gave up on my stylish clothes and make up I wouldn’t feel happy or good about myself. I don’t think it’s selfish at all as long you are a good mom to your kids. You look amazing and keep on being the sparkling Mom!💕💕 xoxo

  2. Shelbi
    February 27, 2017 at 6:47 pm (2 years ago)

    Jen, this is a great post! Yeah I remember when I had my son and I was trying to figure out the whole nursing thing when he was a newborn and he was crying nonstop. I didn’t brush my hair for about two weeks. It took me a long time to get into the swing of things to start wanting to put some effort into myself again. I wouldn’t say I’m back to the way I was before I had my little guy, but just as style obsessed for sure. 😉

    Have a good week!

    Shelbi | Urban Girl’s Closet

    • inspiration
      April 14, 2017 at 5:29 pm (2 years ago)

      You kinda lose yourself, I’m not the person I was before but I sure feel more like me again which is what matters. Glad you are feeling more like yourself! I think your instagram will definitely help you like it did me.


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